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Michael O. Sims

Senior System Engineer

Work History

Work History

Senior System Engineer

Dec 2005 - Present
Dovel Technologies
McLean, VA Senior System Engineer Responsibilities includes the overall system engineering support of the Emergency operations network. Involve network administration of all EON servers for the FDA. Include creation of users in Jira and administration of those users to include user support and troubleshooting of end-user issues. Performed testing on new EON releases, Responsible for implement EON RFC's and getting them approved. Coordinate with FDA ERIC to resolve EON issues in Active Directory, connectivity issues. Create accounts supporting different FDA business units which have functionality in EON in support their business requirements.

Senior Test Engineer

Feb 2005 - Nov 2005
Focal Point Technologies
Reston, VA Senior Test Engineer Responsibilities include testing of Defense Information Systems Agency(DISA) customized software components for GCCS systems. Testing involved writing test cases and troubleshooting any issues that arose from testing. Test Microsoft service patch releases that were specially modified for GCCS-J systems. Created reports from results of GCCS-J testing and coordinated with other groups to provide analysis of issues in testing. Seeds of Genius Company(startup) Washington D.C

Senior Network Engineer

Dec 2004 - Feb 2005
Focal Point Technologies
Senior Network engineer Responsible for all Heterogeneous storage issues for sun Solaris as they relate to Microsoft and Novell SAN and NAS. Duties include setting up a help desk to respond to client calls and to resolve these issues once in seeds of genius position. Troubleshoot compatibility issues with Sun Solaris as it relates to sun Microsystems HBA's and different fiber channel cards. Supervise seeds of genius lab that was used to reproduce client issues and later documented those issues. Train junior engineers to better troubleshoot in a Microsoft environment. Configure Fiber channel switches to facilitate implementation of storage area networks to resolve different sun micro system client problems.

Engineer/computer Scientist

Jun 2004 - Sep 2004
Management Systems Designers
Indian Head, MD Engineer/computer scientist Develop testing strategies and subsequent test efforts for the Business Management Modernization Program(BMMP) system that uses different architectures and infrastructures in support of joint interoperability. Support testing for war fighters in support of mission assuring interoperability of different systems interfaces. Provide support of system analysis principles, practices and procedures to DOD standards. Develop test plans and reports, Analyze and Review requirement documents, conduct test cases and analyze test data results. Compile data and define configuration changes required in testing equipment. Responsible for testing customer samples for special testing which could not be tested in the normal test area.

Senior Staff Engineer

Feb 2001 - Mar 2004
ManTech Systems Engineering Corporation
Herndon, VA Senior Staff Engineer Responsible for performing IT Network Engineering tasks at various government contract sites in the Washington, DC Tri-state region. Patuxent River Naval Air Station as a Legacy Applications Site Liaison, I was directly responsible for data collection and assessment of all applications. I designed, defined, developed system requirements and lead team in developing a process for testing and proving its performance on NMCI Network. I assessed architecture and hardware limitations and defined and designed complex system specifications, input/output processes, and working parameters for hardware/software compatibility; coordinated the design of subsystems and integration of the total system; analyzed and resolved difficult and complicated program support deficiencies; conducted independent technical investigation in system design; coordinated and consolidated design efforts on major projects. My team supported all applications that would be migrating to the new NMCI environment, which encompassed approximately 5, 000 applications, both COTS and GOTS. Washington Navy Yard As Pop Manager, I performed tests on legacy applications for all sites in the National Capital Region(NCR); tested and constantly reconfigured Pop in the box(a mobile rack system that consists of a Primary domain controller, backup domain controller, exchange server, a Cisco 1900 switch and a Cisco 2500 router) to mimic the future NMCI environment and performed Legacy Application Deployment Readiness Assessment(LADRA) testing on all applications for the NCR. The testing involved properly functioning claimant applications in the new NMCI network. LADRA entailed testing all Legacy Applications for claimant on a LADRA test seat before it is deployed in the NMCI environment, which involved installing the application, scheduling a user test, and running a network sniffer to document how the application functioned on the NMCI network. Configured, supported, and maintained numerous client server applications.

Cable & Wireless Corporation

Aug 2000 - Oct 2000
Cable & Wireless Corporation
Reston, VA Internet Engineer(VISTA RMS Contract) As Internet Engineer, I was the direct point of contact for field engineers and project managers needing global site change information pertaining to equipment upgrades; added, removed or made changes to any routers, switches or placement of devices in a rack; made modifications to existing drawings reflecting changes to any global site; wrote proposals for equipment being deployed to global sites; documented configurations on routers, switches and rack setups.

Technical Manager

1998 - Aug 2000
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Washington, D.C. Technical Manager December Technical Manager at Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) contract site, I actively supervised a team of ten engineers and was responsible for help desk efficiency; installed and configured Windows NT servers to run lotus notes and DHCP in a mixed Novell, NT environment; configured NT server for DNS; used HP Open view to monitor various network nodes in a mixed Novell and NT environment; migrated six hundred end users? email accounts from GroupWise to Lotus Notes 4.5; directed teams of system analysts and general support personnel; provided general assistance to the EPA LAN SA certification instructors and onsite technical support and consultation; resolved problems for EPA support personnel for NetWare, Token Ring and Ethernet networks; administered technical support of Headquarters LAN/WANs; established and configured user accounts, email services, print services, file services and data storage aliases using Active Directory Services and Novell Directory Services; and managed day to technical problems.

Network Engineer

Feb 1997 - Nov 1998
Commonwealth Scientific Corporation
Alexandria, VA Network Engineer Network Engineer, I was the primary point of contact for all user and vendor issues concerning the LAN & WAN environment; configured and supported the hardware/software of internal user's workstation; configured Cisco routers(2500, 4500 and Cisco Raptor Firewall) and Ascend ISDN routers; installed ARC Serve for Novell; configured SNMP to monitor network performance; installed and configured NT servers as a PDC and a BDC that was integrated into a Novell 4.11 network; configured and installed CSC remote access service using NT RAS server; installed and configured GroupWise on three hundred end user workstations and configured the servers that supported those users; configured DHCP server to manage CSC IP addresses; installed an Exchange server that was the primary mail server for CSC emails solution; developed and maintained company databases.


Apr 1996 - Jan 1997
Atlantic Analysis
Corp. Washington, D.C. Programmer/Analyst Configured and supported the hardware and software of internal users workstations as well as developed and maintained company databases; installed Ethernet network cards in a classified & unclassified environment on multiple networks(3.12, 4.1 Novell and a OS2); partitioned SCSI and IDE hard-drives to install different operating systems; installed single and multiple hard-drives on PC? s as well as configured file systems; installed CD-ROM? s both SCSI and IDE types; configured tape backups, Gateway, NMC, HP-3000 systems; wrote inventory program in Visual C++ to assist manager in day-to-day assessments of network software licenses; performed diagnostics, repaired and replaced LAN hardware and software; and I would troubleshoot over three multiple networks at the Washington Navy Yard in the Naval Tactical Support Activity.

Lan Technician

Dec 1994 - Mar 1996
Allied-Signal Technical Service Corp
Portsmouth, VA LAN Technician LAN Technician, I designed a preventative method for hardware and software issues; established LAN user accounts to perform across the wire and same server migration; installed NetWare 4. X, and installed video/sound card drivers; established non-dedicated and dedicated servers; optimized work station memory; configured net, CFC files, Autoexec, BAT files, configuration files; provided LAN support and maintenance on LAN issues; troubleshoot component level hardware, software, TCP/IP connectivity, network cable; troubleshoot with analyzer for Windows, Data Bases, dbase, oracle, Sybase, DB2; telephone support that included: installation of voice mail systems, dimension systems, cable management systems; install hubs using 10 Base-T, twisted pair, coaxial cable and RJ45' s. United States Navy Norfolk, VA




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